High Score for JofA

BY JACK LIVINGSTON

I’m not one to write letters to the editor—as a matter of fact, I can’t remember ever doing it. However, the JofA ’s November issue was so packed with pertinent information that I wanted to take the time to write.

The article on potential refunds of payroll taxes for severance payments (“ In the Money? ” page 73) had to hit home to most readers in this day and age of corporate restructuring. I have already informed all my applicable clients of the potential refunds.

I also found the piece on business valuations (“ A Good Deal Depends on Preparation ” page 47) to be very helpful. I am not a certified valuation analyst, but from time to time I am asked to provide the internal resources to back up projections. This article, although at the 40,000 foot level, offered good practical tips and was an excellent source of business valuation resources.

Finally, I always read your Technology Q&A column, and as usual, there were a couple nuggets of helpful hints there.

Keep up the good work. This is the type of information that helps me help my clients maximize their bottom line while functioning as an outsourcing financial resource company.

Jack Livingston
Outsource CFO Specialist
cfoSOLUTIONSPlus
Buffalo, New York

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